Robin Slater

Author's details

Name: Robin Slater
Date registered: September 20, 2011


Fortunate husband to 1, grateful father of 2 & loyal friend to 3 (well, maybe more). / QUICK FACTS: Current location: Quito, Ecuador Nationality: British/Ecuadorian Languages: English (mother tongue), Spanish, French (limited) / IN A NUTSHELL: Robin Slater (that's me) is a social worker by trade that naturally evolved into a Galapagos Islands & Ecuador Travel Consultant by passion & experience. / Clear mind + clear goals + clear actions = Clear Achievements

Latest posts

  1. Cotopaxi – Seismic activity increasing — June 16, 2015
  2. Political demonstrations in Galapagos — June 12, 2015
  3. Galapagos Islands luggage restrictions/limits for TAME — June 2, 2015
  4. Wolf Volcano on Isabela Island in Galapagos erupts. — May 25, 2015
  5. Galapagos Islands for the Naive — May 13, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Scuba divers dies in the Galapagos Islands — 4 comments
  2. The Ultimate Guide to the New Quito International Airport – Ecuador — 3 comments
  3. Mount Tungurahua Volcano — 3 comments
  4. Local Galapagos Islands Surfer Missing — 2 comments
  5. Majestic Acrobatic Giants of the Seas – Humpback Whales — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Jun 16 2015

Cotopaxi – Seismic activity increasing

Source: El Comercio According to several local sources, the seismic activity at Cotopaxi has increased moderately since mid April 2015.  In addition recent reports indicate vapour emission on June 14th, 2015.

Jun 12 2015

Political demonstrations in Galapagos

News source: Metropolitan Touring Local residents in Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands have announced their intent to shut down travel to and from the archipelago, 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) west of the South American mainland, on Friday, 12th June as an escalation of the previous days’ protests against a new Galápagos regional law passed by the congress …

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Jun 02 2015

Galapagos Islands luggage restrictions/limits for TAME

Effective as of June 1st, 2015 TAME has the following luggage limits for the Galapagos Islands: 1 check-in per person of 23kg (50lbs) with maximum dimension of 158cm (height x width x length) 1 carry-on per person of 8kg (17lbs) with maximum dimensions 55cm x 35cm x 25cm

May 25 2015

Wolf Volcano on Isabela Island in Galapagos erupts.

News source: Metropolitan Touring As of 01h00 (GMT -6) local time, Yacht La Pinta spotted a volcanic eruption taking place on Wolf Volcano, Isabela Island. The eruption is taking place in an uninhabited area of the archipelago. During the regular itinerary of La Pinta (Western Islands May 22-29, 2015), and while sailing from Tagus Cove, Isabela …

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May 13 2015

Galapagos Islands for the Naive

‪#‎Galapagos‬ for the Naive Where is it & how to get there? Some key things you should know.   ‪#‎travel‬‪ #‎Ecuador‬‪ #‎Galapagosislands‬

May 04 2015

Coca airport will be closed from May 12th to 24th, 2015

The Coca airport will be temporarily closed from May 12th to 24th, 2015 for maintenance, improvement to infrastructure.

May 04 2015

Strong swells & waves in Galapagos

Strong swells in Galápagos may restrict some aquatic activities We would like to inform you that a presence of strong swells in combination with the lunar spring tide has lead to some rough seas and affected the shorelines of the Galápagos Islands. As long as this situation continues, and as the safety of our guests …

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Apr 28 2015

Pro and anti government rallies & marches – May 1st, 2015

Numerous pro and anti government rallies and marches are apparently going to take place in most of the major towns and cities throughout Ecuador on May 1st, 2015. Readers should be aware of these rallies and marches and take the necessary precautions. While most of these rallies generally tend to be pacific, it is not …

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Apr 24 2015


At approximately 4am (local Galapagos time) the M/Y Tip Top II experienced an accident near Tortuga Bay (southern coast of Santa Cruz Island) as an apparent result of strong waves. The 16-passenger live-aboard cruise vessel became grounded while enroute from Puerto Villamil (Isabela Island) to Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island). All passengers and crew were …

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Apr 20 2015

New & updated articles shortly

We are in the process of updating and refreshing our database of articles. As our articles are checked, double checked and re-verified prior to publishing. We appreciate your patience as our news department implements new publishing procedures. The main objective of this site is to give tourist & foreigners relevant, accurate and honest news articles …

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